Entry level Carpenter / Laborer – Chicago

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Job Description

Looking for a position in the restoration – carpentry field?  Maybe you are just starting your career?  Possibly your current employer has not lived up to his promises or your expectations?  Does your career need a jumpstart and some growth opportunity?   Do you enjoy a Team atmosphere?  You are in the right spot.  Giertsen Company of Illinois might be that next career move!  Join the Team.

Giertsen offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package, and we believe a great company culture.  If a career move is contemplated in your future, this will interest you.  You need to provide for your family.  For 52 weeks of the year, we provide steady work and the ability to take time off with your family.  We would hope that you will apply and that we share the same goals.

Giertsen is looking for reliable, talented, hard-working individuals to work with our Project Coordinator in the full spectrum of restoration work.  Your skill set will evolve to complete tasks in carpentry, framing, finish carpentry, installation, tiling, and with various punch-list items to move projects to a completion stage.  This is a critical role within our company.  We are looking for good people with great attitudes to fill these permanent position openings.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Willingness and a desire to be mentored and learn various skills.
  • Perform construction-related and carpentry work.
  • Be knowledgeable on building products, systems, and components.
  • An attitude towards Safety is a priority.
  • Adhering to and practicing general OSHA guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively with Production Management and Customers.
  • Maintain & obtain additional IICRC certifications, if requested by management.
  • Follow & enforce established safety practices including proper use of PPE, when necessary.
  • Perform mitigation services when necessary.
  • Be on-call on a monthly rotational basis.
  • Other activities as requested by project managers or estimating staff.
  • Provide excellent Customer service.
  • Maintain efficiency of production.
  • Perform work according to company policies & procedures.
  • Work will be performed in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
  • Work will be performed in accordance with safety regulations relating to the type of work.
  • Communication with customers will be professional, positive, and courteous.
  • Exhibit a professional manner when representing the company.
  • Company vehicles, equipment and dress will be kept clean.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or Higher

Experience

6 months to a year or more in related position. We will train and work to develop your skill set.

Physical Demands

  • Lift (constantly) 5-40 lbs., lift (frequently) 20-60 lbs..
  • Will involve frequent stand/walk/ push/pull.
  • Occasional climbing (ladders, etc.), balancing, crouching, frequent stooping, reaching, kneeling, and handling.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Exposure to weather with temperatures ranging from mild/moderate to extreme cold/heat.
  • Exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to loud being occasional to frequent.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver’s License.  Checked quarterly.
  • Water, Fire & Smoke and Applied Structural Drying IICRC Certifications are preferred.  Training will be provided.

Shift Requirements

7-3:30 PM.  Between 40-45 hours per week, as necessary.  Reliability is critical for success!

This position requires a professional appearance and demeanor to be maintained at all times.

At Giertsen, we have provided care while serving people in their time of extreme need.  We are looking for top producing people to join our team.  Attributes of respect, delivering what has been promised and taking pride and ownership in what they do.

Since 1918, Giertsen has been an industry leader in the areas of mitigation, content restoration, reconstruction and Exterior systems.  The company serves residential, institutional, and commercial customers and clients in WI, MN and Il.

From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Giertsen responds with 24-hour emergency service to assist in people’s lives during chaotic of events. We are here to serve, to provide stellar customer service and finish strong with a superior quality product.  We continually strive to maintain these objectives and provide an experience that is second to none.

Benefits

  • Hourly wage: Premium Rate opportunity (Emergency Service, Lead, Bio, Mold, Asbestos)
  • Health/Dental Package: Open Enrollment in November/December (each year you will be enrolled with no changes)
  • Need to be employed with Giertsen for 62 days
  • Need to be full time employee (30+ hours each week)
  • Tool Reimbursement Program: Company reimburse 50% for approved tool purchases
  • Flex Plan: Medical and Dependent Care (pre-tax option) Medical Flex Plan is up to $2,750 (per calendar year, pre tax) Dependent Care is $5,000 (per calendar year, pre- tax) Open Enrollment in November/December (two week period, need to re-enroll each year)
  • Life Insurance Policy: Giertsen Company Provided – $25,000 Life Policy
  • UNUM Package: Short term & Long term Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401K/Roth 401K (Fidelity Netbenefits) Employee needs to be full time for one year. Eligible after one year, with auto enroll, 100% Vested. Giertsen Company will provide a 20% match, with a 6% cap.
  • Fuel Reimbursement Program: Need to be an authorized driver and qualify per jobs driven
  • Paid Personal Time off
  • Access to Giertsen Company Vehicle: need to be an approved driver, on Giertsen Company safe driver list
  • Giertsen Company Apparel Program: Eligible (x2) year for approved Giertsen Company logo apparel
  • Safety Kit: PPE Package: Hard Hat, safety goggles (x2 pairs), half face respirator, gloves, back support, etc.
  • Company pays monthly for phone: $50.00
  • Paid Holiday: x6 (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July)
  • Superior Vision Package: Vision Plan benefits

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